Join Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek for a City Holiday Tradition: the Mayor’s Annual Tree Lighting Celebration, 5-7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave.
Invite family and friends to Pasadena’s free celebration featuring local singers and dancers, crafts for kids provided by the Armory Center for the Arts, free light refreshments and a special appearance by Ol’ Santa Claus. The Mayor lights the city’s official tree at 6 p.m., so come early for parking and a stroll over to historic City Hall.
Festive photo stops will also be available during the event for you to capture the spirit of the season. Have your cameras ready.
Attendees will have the chance to help fill one of the Pasadena Fire Department’s paramedic ambulances with a new, unwrapped toy or sports equipment for gifts for less fortunate boys or girls as part of the annual Spark of Love Toy Drive.
Great live entertainment throughout the night includes, by popular demand, a triumphant return performance from the thundering Wilson Middle School Drum Corps. Plus, those adorable kids from the City’s Tiny Tots Troupe; and Pasadena’s Afterschool Adventures Program will be there too. Pasadena High School LEARNs Orchesis Dance Troop and Elements Dance Space will perform exciting dance routines. Lt. Rodney “Rodney D” Wallace and Sgt. Glen Thompson of the Pasadena Police Department will emcee.